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Image 8th century Qur'an | The Ma'il Qur'an is one...

8th century Qur'an | The Ma'il Qur'an is one of the very earliest Qur'ans in the world, dating back to the eighth century. Not only that, but it also probably hails from the Hijaz region of Arabia – a region which contains the holy places of Mecca and Medina, homes of the Prophet Muhammad. #religion #history #sacredtexts

   

Image Devimahatmya | This is one of Hinduism's...

Devimahatmya | This is one of Hinduism's most beautiful manuscripts. Written on palm-leaf, the Devimahatmya is a Sanskrit hymn extolling the Goddess as the Supreme Principle of the Universe. It was copied in 'Newari' script in 1549 and illuminated in Nepal with 32 miniatures and painted covers in the reign of Jayapranamalla of Bhaktapur (1523–?1550) for the use of the king. #religion #history #sacredtexts

   

Image Gandharan Scroll fragment | These scroll...

Gandharan Scroll fragment | These scroll fragments, from an extraordinary collection of birch bark writings from ancient Gandhara in present-day Pakistan and Afghanistan, may represent the oldest surviving Buddhist texts (and also the oldest South Asian manuscripts) ever discovered. #history #sacredtexts #religion

   

Image Books on display in Sacred Exhibition at...

Books on display in Sacred Exhibition at British Library | Explore 78 texts online in depth here... Jewish, Christian and Islamic holy books, including some of the world's most precious Hebrew and Christian Bibles and Qur'ans, plus Hindu, Buddhist and Zoroastrian texts. #religion #history

   

Image The Collegiate Church of St Peter at...

The Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster, popularly known as Westminster Abbey, is a large, mainly Gothic church, in the City of Westminster, #London, located just to the west of the Palace of Westminster. (Wikipedia) #Religion #History #Geography #Travel #photography

   

Image The Dead Sea Scrolls | The Israel...

The Dead Sea Scrolls | The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) is very proud to present the Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library, a free online digitized virtual library of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Hundreds of manuscripts made up of thousands of fragments – discovered from 1947 and until the early 1960’s in the Judean Desert along the western shore of the Dead Sea – are now available to the public online. #History #religion #documents #museums #knowledgefix

   

Image Interior of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in...

Interior of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris. Six photographs stitched together to create this wonderful vertical panoramic (Photograph by eso-teric) | Notre Dame de Paris, also known as Notre Dame Cathedral or simply Notre Dame, is a historic Roman Catholic Marian cathedral on the eastern half of the Île de la Cité in the fourth arrondissement of Paris, #France. (Wikipedia) #travel #architecture #design #religion #photography

   

Image Vatican profile | The Vatican is the...

Vatican profile | The Vatican is the smallest independent state in the world and residence of the spiritual leadership of the Roman Catholic Church. #ir #maps #religion #news #vatican

   

Image 10 things about the conclave | The cardinals...

10 things about the conclave | The cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church are gathering to elect a new pope. At some point, white smoke billowing from the Sistine Chapel will show that a decision has been made. But what goes on behind the closed doors before the smoke appears? Here are 10 lesser-known facts about the conclave. #religion #news #ir #history #society

   

Image Pope Francis: 13 key facts about the new...

Pope Francis: 13 key facts about the new pontiff, Pope Francis, the former Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, lives in a small flat, takes the bus and only has one functioning lung | Pope Francis leaves the Santa Maria Maggiore basilica (Photo by Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters) #religion #ir #news #facts #history #Catholicism #publicfigures #leaders #biography #worldaffairs

   

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